Shopping the Big Apple this holiday season? Downloading a few cool apps to your smartphone before you set out can help you navigate the world’s best shopping city like a pro.Whether you’re a resident, a tourist, or business visitor with a few hours to spare in New York City, a new crop of mobile shopping apps with high functionality and great user interface design are sure to come in handy. Here are four essential shopping apps that can help you find the best boutiques and brands, choose the perfect products, and pay the lowest price for bargains in consumer paradise.
Finding designer apparel and accessories at reduced prices in NYC takes some insider knowledge. The NYC SampleSales app is here to help. Start strolling the streets and your smartphone will alert you whenever you’re within a mile of a sample sale that’s underway. The app, with a recently redesigned interface, is a pioneer in putting Apple’s location awareness technology to use.
Let Snapette guide you to great designer fashion and even greater deals. The app is at your service not just in New York, but in Tokyo and Paris too. It will send you push notifications whenever you approach a place offering discounts or special sales. By sharing photos of items other users are buying, it keeps tech-savvy fashionistas on top of new trends. An updated version of the app offers more features and design improvements.
Following on the success of the Gilt app for mobile-only sales, Gilt City makes great use of the iPhone location-based “Near Me” option. The app promises huge discounts in categories such as shopping, health, and beauty in several big cities. Set your preferences to NYC, and you won’t need to print coupons or vouchers; just present the barcode on your phone at checkout.
Svpply is for the shopper looking for input on new fashions. Build your own collections, get inspiration from other shoppers' choices, and follow your favorite stores via the app. Search through more than 2.4 million hand-selected products available online. And check back often: 5,000 new items are added daily. Shopping categories are straightforward, and the app shows off intuitive and iPhone 5 optimized design.
Your hunt for clothes and accessories in the Big Apple just got much easier, affordable, and more fun with the great user interface design and functionality of these NYC shopping apps. Now you’ll have time for lunch!